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Ascent of Fortress Mountain on 2018-06-19

Climber: Gretchen Lentz

Others in Party:Gordon Smith
Date:Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fortress Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8760 ft / 2670 m

Ascent Trip Report

Challenging trip for several reasons. The road closed by a few trees across road, which added 12 miles round trip to distance. Bridge still out on Buck Creek trail so did SE route going up Chiwawa trail. Stream crossing challenging- we waded.
Steep snow to ridge, then snow still on lots of scramble which was steep, icy in places and very exposed to summit. We didn't take a rope, but saw rappel slings.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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